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Google Takes mod_pagespeed Out Of Beta For A Faster Web

Nearly two years ago, Google unveiled mod_pagespeed, an open source Apache module tool for developers to help make the web faster. Today, Google announced that it has left beta status. It has gone through eighteen different releases to get here. “We’re committed to working with the open-source community to continue evolving mod_pagespeed, including more, better and smarter optimizations and support …

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Source Code Pro: Adobe’s New Fonts For Coders

Adobe announced a lot of new Web development tools today at its Create The Web keynote. The company hopes developers and creators will use its newly Edge tools to push the Web forward. Two of the Edge tools announced today were Edge Web Fonts and Typekit, both of which feature open source fonts. Joining the launch of these tools, Adobe …

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The Linux Foundation Finds A Friend In Twitter

The Linux Foundation is one of the best non-profits you can support. You may use Windows or OS X for your computer, but they wouldn’t be half as good as they are if it weren’t for Linux. In short – Linux is in everything. The continued success of the Foundation rests upon more major players in the tech community joining. …

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Twitter Celebrates One Year Of Bootstrap With An Update

Twitter is one of the friendliest companies in regards to the open source movement. They have open sourced much of the software they use to run Twitter on a day-to-day basis with one of the biggest releases being Bootstrap. It’s now one-year-old and Twitter wants to celebrate. It was announced on Monday that Twitter Bootstrap has been updated to version …

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3D Printer Made Even More Awesome With Robot Arm

3D printers are about to enter the mainstream. Everybody will be able to afford one from manufacturers like Makerbot and the like. Of course, like with PC enthusiasts, true joy comes from building your own 3D printer. Meet Dane Kouttron, he built a 3D printer with a twist. He repurposed an IBM 7575 SCARA Robot Arm into a 3D printer. …

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Pixar Releases Open SubDiv On An Open Source License

Most people can probably agree that Pixar is one of the most influential animation studios of all time. Their films have been not only critical and commercial hits, but important to the progression of animation technology as well. The technology Pixar uses in their films is some of the most impressive in the business. Now you can use it yourself …

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Ouya Will Run a Version of the XBMC Media Player

Despite its runaway popularity on Kickstarter, the Ouya console still has a long way to go if it hopes to compete with the likes of Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. The major consoles have become more than just machines on which to play games. All three of the top consoles support Netflix playback, and Microsoft demonstrated at E3 this year that …

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Check Out These Photos Of Near-Space Taken By A Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is one of the coolest computing innovations of the last few years. It’s a simple ARM-powered Linux computer that only costs $25, yet can already do so much. The initial goal was to use the Pi as a way for kids to inexpensively learn programming, but enthusiasts have been doing some really impressive things with the hardware. …

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Valve Prepares Steam’d Penguins For Linux Gamers

We brought you word a few months ago that Valve was bringing their popular digital game delivery service, Steam, to Linux. The news came from Michael Larabel, founder of Phoronix, who had been invited to Valve Headquarters to help along the development of Valve games for Linux. For their part, Valve had been quiet on the matter until now. With …

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Google Wave Lives On (In Another Dead Google Project)

A team of Google engineers in Atlanta has been working on a collaborative code editor called Collide for the past year. Google pulled the plug on the project, and shut down its Atlanta engineering department, but the project will live on thanks to open sourcing efforts. Now former Googler Scott Blum posed to Google+ (Google’s Matt Cutts tweeted a link …

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Mozilla Bringing Cheap Smartphones To Developing Countries In 2013

We’ve known since February that Mozilla was working on a mobile OS for smartphones. The non-profit had a goal of creating cheap smartphones that were targeted at markets in developing countries. Those plans are now more concrete as Mozilla has announced the carriers that will distribute Firefox Mobile OS phones around the world. Today, Mozilla announced that seven carriers have …

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Facebook’s Ringmark Goes Completely Open Source

HTML5 and Open Source software are the future. Even if the old guard of software development don’t want to admit, it’s an inevitability. Facebook has helped move us along towards the future of Web and the power of the mobile Web with its Ringmark tool. Now the social network is giving Ringmark to the people. Facebook announced yesterday that they …

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